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would an allergy to suncream only show up on the areas it was applied to?

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CurlyhairedAssassin Wed 17-Jun-09 21:05:38

Bit of background.....

DS2 age 5 was off sick on Monday and Tuesday with a virus - fever, vomiting, general weakness, no appetite etc. I think DS2 and I had had it first, only milder with no vomiting.

By Tuesday afternoon he was fine, and ate a good tea and I was going to let him back to school today, Wednesday, as he seemed totally fine. But then I noticed a spotty red rash on his cheeks, and paler on his shoulders and tummy, so took him to the GPs to get it checked out.

I explained he'd been exposed to slapped cheek disease but the GP said it didn't look characteristic of that - he said it looked more like an allergic reaction. The only thing it could possibly be is we used some new suncream on Sunday - Soltan Once for kids. It was washed off in the bath the same day. The rash has only appeared 3 days AFTER using it. So I'm sceptical about what the doctor is telling me really.

Also, the rash is faintly on DS's buttocks and I didn't put suncream there as the area was covered by his swimming trunks anyway.

Would a sun cream allergy show up 3 days after application, and could it possibly be on an area of the body that didn't have any cream actually on that part?

uberalice Wed 17-Jun-09 21:07:21

heat rash?

CurlyhairedAssassin Wed 17-Jun-09 21:35:21

Maybe heat rash.....unsure.....would it appear worse on his cheeks than anywhere else?

In a way I would have believed the GP more if he'd have said "it's a non-specific viral rash, don't worry."

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